sys-block / disktype

Detect the content format of a disk or disk image

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The purpose of disktype is to detect the content format of a disk or disk image. It knows about common file systems, partition tables, and boot codes. As of version 7, disktype knows about the following formats. For more detailed information, please see the documentation. File systems: FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 NTFS HPFS MFS, HFS, HFS Plus ISO9660 UDF ext2/ext3 Minix ReiserFS Linux romfs Linux cramfs Linux squashfs UFS (some variations) SysV FS (some variations) JFS XFS Amiga FS/FFS BeOS BFS QNX4 FS 3DO CD-ROM FS Veritas VxFS Partitioning: DOS/PC style Apple Amiga "Rigid Disk" ATARI ST (AHDI3) BSD disklabel Linux RAID physical disks Linux LVM physical volumes Solaris SPARC disklabel Solaris x86 disklabel (vtoc) Other structures: Debian split floppy header Linux swap Disk images: Raw CD image (.bin) Virtual PC hard disk image Apple UDIF disk image (limited) Boot codes: LILO GRUB SYSLINUX ISOLINUX Linux kernel FreeBSD loader Sega Dreamcast (?) Compression formats: gzip compress bzip2 Archive formats: tar cpio bar dump/restore

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amd64 arm ppc sh sparc x86
Robin H. Johnson · gentoo
Drop $Id$ per council decision in bug #611234.
Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <>
Robin H. Johnson · gentoo
proj/gentoo: Initial commit
This commit represents a new era for Gentoo: Storing the gentoo-x86 tree in Git, as converted from CVS. This commit is the start of the NEW history. Any historical data is intended to be grafted onto this point. Creation process: 1. Take final CVS checkout snapshot 2. Remove ALL ChangeLog* files 3. Transform all Manifests to thin 4. Remove empty Manifests 5. Convert all stale $Header$/$Id$ CVS keywords to non-expanded Git $Id$ 5.1. Do not touch files with -kb/-ko keyword flags. Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <> X-Thanks: Alec Warner <> - did the GSoC 2006 migration tests X-Thanks: Robin H. Johnson <> - infra guy, herding this project X-Thanks: Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <> - Former Gentoo developer, wrote Git features for the migration X-Thanks: Brian Harring <> - wrote much python to improve cvs2svn X-Thanks: Rich Freeman <> - validation scripts X-Thanks: Patrick Lauer <> - Gentoo dev, running new 2014 work in migration X-Thanks: Michał Górny <> - scripts, QA, nagging X-Thanks: All of other Gentoo developers - many ideas and lots of paint on the bikeshed